Confidence returned with a warm rush.
"I'm ready," she said with more confidence than she felt.
He wasn't a tall man, but he walked with the confidence of one.
Maybe it was simply his confidence that impressed people.
The big question was, would her confidence last?
Their confidence in him would fall further.
His confidence was worth the risk.
Then, with a rush of confidence, she added, But I'm not a moron either.
Inhabitants, return with confidence to your abodes!
If it was so simple, Andre wouldn't be trying to drop a hint without betraying the confidence of Deidre.
But as Barclay did not inspire confidence his power was limited.
Katie accused her of allowing Alex to make decisions because she had no confidence in herself – and that Alex was taking advantage of her because he had a controlling personality.
She likes your confidence and tenacity.
"I've got Xander," she said with more confidence than she felt.
Katie would probably say it was the way he took control, but in actuality, it was the confidence he exuded.
Dr. Bell said "No!" with great confidence, and the kite was sent up.
Something about her voice gave me enough confidence to continue.
Jared asked, the confidence in his voice replaced by unease.
He looked as calm as he sounded, and she wondered how he could face his own possible death with such confidence and poise.
Over time, we will feel that kind of confidence in this kind of system.
Armfeldt virulently hated Napoleon and was a general full of self-confidence, a quality that always influenced Alexander.
His air of cool confidence was more than likely the result of frequent business contacts - one of Denton's colleagues?
It was with the hope of restoring my self-confidence that she persuaded me to write for the Youth's Companion a brief account of my life.
People often do not contribute to discussions if they lack confidence.
Mr. Dean wished he felt a modicum of confidence in himself as the three drifted off to sleep—David and Cynthia Dean, with SB, the Bird Song owl, snuggled next to them.
"I'll know," he said with more confidence than he felt.
He had no regard for the sentimental value of the farm where she grew up, nor any confidence that she was capable of running it.
Was it merely a facade, or did he always have a clear view of where he was headed and the confidence to get him there?
That was best until the men gained a little confidence riding.
He drove with skill and confidence - which was no surprise.
From the first Mr Hart gained the entire confidence of the members of the Chinese government, who were wise enough to recognize his loyal and able assistance.
A good way to hurt someone'sconfidence is to belittle their hard work.
But when he came across a man of position his instinct immediately told him that this man could be useful, and without any premeditation Prince Vasili took the first opportunity to gain his confidence, flatter him, become intimate with him, and finally make his request.
Gabe drew a breath, expecting Andre wouldn't betray the confidence of his mate.
He had the same air of confidence, and the bronzed tan... but surely Alex would have said something.
The expression on his face as he handed the translation to her said he needed the confidence that moment provided.
His confidence was too strong to shake, and she suspected he knew just how damned good in bed he was and how unlikely any woman who'd had him would choose another man over him.
Then again, if she gained more confidence, maybe it would make both Alex and Katie feel that she wasn't a lost cause.
The guy exuded confidence to the point where Dean felt as if he had just dropped a plateful of mashed potatoes in his lap while this tall, dark stranger was toasting the queen.
In any case, the house rental was her business and she needed to gain the confidence of running it without his direction.
That was fact, not lack of confidence speaking.
Then you must have a lot of confidence in Gerald.
I love the way you take charge; your confidence and the way you're so fastidious about everything.
Berg, who had obtained his captaincy during the campaign, had gained the confidence of his superiors by his promptitude and accuracy and had arranged his money matters very satisfactorily.
Confidence returned to Alex with his voice and the nightmares stopped.
It gave him some level of confidence that her warning was one born of necessity, not idle speculation.
His confidence in finding a way to make the relationship work grew with each passing moment.
The improvement they cannot help seeing in their child has given them more confidence in me.
He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.
The confidence with which he spoke floored her.
Three years later, Nicolas Blesdijk, who had married his eldest daughter Jannecke (Susanna), but had lost confidence in Jorisz some time before his death, denounced the dead man to the authorities of Basel.
"I should not be doing my duty, Count," he said in timid tones, "and should not justify your confidence and the honor you have done me in choosing me for your second, if at this grave, this very grave, moment I did not tell you the whole truth.
And despite his self-confidence and grumpy German sarcasm he was pitiable, with his hair smoothly brushed on the temples and sticking up in tufts behind.
Part of me was hesitant to answer but something in the old man's voice gave me confidence he possessed no untoward ambitions.
Jule was knocked off his feet by a hard blow but got back up, beckoning to the other creature with a look of confidence out of place for his bloodied face.
That confidence had always been conveyed in conversation in the past.
Normally Dean wouldn't have considered for a minute betraying a confidence, but somehow he felt this young girl deserved to know.
Langeron's objections were valid but it was obvious that their chief aim was to show General Weyrother--who had read his dispositions with as much self-confidence as if he were addressing school children--that he had to do, not with fools, but with men who could teach him something in military matters.
"Hurrah!" shouted Prince Andrew, and, scarcely able to hold up the heavy standard, he ran forward with full confidence that the whole battalion would follow him.
No confidence in me!
To the third party--in which the Emperor had most confidence--belonged the courtiers who tried to arrange compromises between the other two.
By the confidence in his voice, he expected her not only to agree, but to resume her place on his arm.
The truth was, Carmen lacked the confidence to make decisions.
We have a plan, Kelli answered with confidence Lana didn't share.
Vinnie Baratto stuffed his face with a double breakfast order and gained confidence with every bite.
Her breath caught as she recalled his searing touch and gaze, his passionate kisses, his confidence that nothing in this world would stop him from getting what he wanted.
We're working on her self-confidence but it's still better than her mother's.
The most cunning man could not have crept into her confidence more successfully, evoking memories of the best times of her youth and showing sympathy with them.
The Astrakhan rebellion (1706), which affected all the districts under his government, shook Peter's confidence in him, and seriously impaired his position.
This gives me confidence that, in the wisdom-seeking systems of the future, people will be willing to share data to make the algorithms better.
I had an idea that I could win the love and confidence of my little pupil by the same means that I should use if she could see and hear.
I felt proud to know that the liberties of Massachusetts and of our fatherland were in such safe keeping; and as I turned to my hoeing again I was filled with an inexpressible confidence, and pursued my labor cheerfully with a calm trust in the future.
His aura of power, his command and confidence, the sense that—whatever he was—he was something humankind wasn't prepared to face.
Lay your respect and confidence at his feet and do not delay to unite with us!